31 August 2007

It's Friday! Finally!

Two things have come up. I am thinking of visiting the Army Open House to get a glimpse of the new Leopard 2A4 MBT and watching the new movie, 'The Last Legion', based on Dr. Valerio Massimo Manfredi's 2002 novel. He is the Professor of Classical Archaeology in the "Luigi Bocconi" University of Milan.

30 August 2007


Duels is an extremely addicting browser-based game of gladiatorial combat that was recently featured in the Wall Street Journal, Digg and Slashdot.

Since Colin introduced the game in an email, I have been playing keenly. At least, since last Friday.

My character Oggg.

Warrior. Path of the Warrior.
Level: 27
Record: 779 - 74

The guys are also playing Duels. Their characters:

Mortyl (Wilson)
Thuggg (Kuoby)
Ripper (Colin)
Pathfinder75 (Willie)
Thugg (Kuoby)
Ksyn (Anthony - And he fights with swords in real life!)

I have a record of 779 wins to 74 losses mainly because I pick on opponents a few levels below mine. I have also got a good record against opponent of even levels and one level higher. With my build and gear, I can generally beat NPCs six levels above me.

The game is very gear-dependent, much like Diablo and the World of Warcraft. Thus, the guy with the better weapon and armour generally wins. The equipment system in this game is fairly elaborate. Likewise, the skill system.

Highly recommended! Join me!

29 August 2007

I was at the IRAS building this morning for a tax briefing. Then, I hurried to the office.